(1942- 1972). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1942). Stage Play: Of V We Sing. Musical revue.
(1942). Stage Play: Let Freedom Ring. Musical revue.
(1951). Stage Play: Make a Wish. Musical.
(1953). Stage Play: Can-Can. Musical Comedy. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
. Book written by Abe Burrows
. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang
. Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot
. Additional Orchestrations by Robert Noeltner. Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Michael Kidd
. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
. Lighting design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Abe Burrows. Shubert Theatre: 7 May 1953- 25 Jun 1955 (892 performances). Cast: Lilo, Hans Conried
, Peter Cookson
, Gwen Verdon
, C.K. Alexander, Sheila Arnold, Meredith Baylis
, Ralph Beaumont, Socrates Birsky, Michael Cavallaro, Mary Ann Cohan, David Collyer, Joe Cusanelli, Michael De Marco, Shelah Hackett, Ina Hahn, Ferdinand Hilt, Clarence Hoffman, Jean Kraemer, Dania Krupska, Al Lanti, Vera Lee, Phil Leeds
(as "Theophile"), Bert May, Tom Panko, Arthur Partington
, Robert Penn, Eddie Phillips, Richard Purdy, Beverly Purvin, Erik Rhodes
, Arthur Rubin, Michael Scrittorale, Jon Silo, Beverly Tassoni, David Thomas, Pat Turner, Ruth Vernon, Deedee Wood. Produced by Feuer & Martin.
(1955). Stage Play: The Matchmaker. Comedy. Written by Thornton Wilder
. Based on "Einen Jux Will Sich Machen" by Johann Nestroy
, which was based on "A Day Well Spent" by John Oxenford
. Scenic Design and Costume Design by Tanya Moiseiwitsch
. Production Supervised by David Merrick
. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie
. Royale Theatre (moved to The Booth Theatre from 12 Nov 1956- close): 5 Dec 1955- 2 Feb 1957 (486 performances). Cast: Ruth Gordon
(as "Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, a Friend of Vandergelder's Late Wife"), Eileen Herlie, Phil Leeds
(as "Joe Scanlon, a Barber/A Musician"), Loring Smith
(as "Horace Vandergelder, a Merchant of Yonkers"), Peter Bayliss
(as "A Cabman"), Esme Church, Rosamund Greenwood, Arthur Hill
(as "Cornelius Hackl, Clerk in Vandergelder's Store"), Patrick McAlinney, Alexander Davion, Charity Grace, William Lanteau
(as "Rudolf / Waiter"), John Milligan, Robert Morse
(as "Barnaby Tucker, Apprentice in Vandergelder's Store"), Prunella Scales, Christine Thomas. Produced by The Theatre Guild and David Merrick. Note: Reworked from 1938's "The Merchant of Yonkers." Filmed as Hello, Dolly!
(1957). Stage Play: Romanoff and Juliet. Comedy. Written by Peter Ustinov
. Incidental music by Harold Rome
. Ballads by Peter Ustinov and Anthony Hopkins. Directed by George S. Kaufman
. Plymouth Theatre: 10 Oct 1957- 13 Sep 1958 (389 performances). Cast: Peter Ustinov (as "The General"), Fred Clark
(as "Hooper Moulsworth"), Henry Lascoe (as "Vadim Romanoff"), Natalie Schafer
(as "Beulah Moulsworth"), Elizabeth Allen (as "Juliet"), Edward Atienza (as "The Archbishop") [Broadway debut
], Sylvia Daneel Jr. (as "Captain Marfa Zlotochienko"), Marianne Deeming (as "Evdokia Romanoff"), Carl Don (as "The Spy"), Jack Gilford
(as "Second Soldier"), William Greene (as "Freddie Vandestuyt"), Phil Leeds
(as "First Soldier"), Gerald Sarracini (as "Igor Romanoff"). Replacement actors: Tamzen Allan
(as "Jr. Captain Marfa Zlotochienko"), Tom Poston
(as "The General"), Christine Thomas (as "Beulah Moulsworth"), Michael Tolan
(as "Igor Romanoff"), George Tyne
(as "First Soldier"), David White
(as "Hooper Moulsworth") [final Broadway
role]. Produced by David Merrick
. Note: Filmed as Romanoff and Juliet
(1962). Stage Play: Nowhere to Go But Up. Musical.
(1963). Stage Play: Sophie. Musical.
(1963). Stage Play: Nobody Loves an Albatross. Comedy.
(1967). Stage Play: Little Murders. Written by Jules Feiffer
. Directed by George Sherman
. Broadhurst Theatre: 25 Apr 1967- 29 Apr 1967 (7 performances + 16 previews). Cast: Heywood Hale Broun
(as "Carol Newquist"), Barbara Cook
(as "Patsy Newquist"), Elliott Gould
(as "Alfred Chamberlain"), Phil Leeds
(as "Lt. Miles Practice), Richard Schaal
(as "Rev. Henry Dupas"), David Steinberg
(as "Kenny Newquist"), Ruth White. Produced by Alexander H. Cohen
. Associate Producer: Sidney Lanier
. Note: Filmed as Little Murders
(1966). Stage Play: Dinner at Eight. Comedy (revival).
(1970). Stage Play: Inquest.
(1971). Stage Play: Two Gentlemen of Verona. Musical comedy.
(1972). Stage Play: Hurry, Harry. Musical. Book by Jeremiah Morris, Lee Kalcheim
and Susan Perkis. Music by Bill Weeden
. Lyrics by David Finkle. Musical Director: Arthur Azenzer. Music orchestrated by Lee Norris
. Choreographed by Gerald Teijelo. Scenic Design by Fred Voelpel. Directed by Jeremiah Morris
credit]. Ritz Theatre: 12 Oct 1972- 13 Oct 1972 (2 performances + 8 previews that began on 5 Oct 1972). Cast: Lou Criscuolo
(as "Nick/Deuteronomy/Writer/Witch Doctor/Chorus Boy/Not-So-Grand Lama"), Robert Darnell (as "Stavos/Exodus/Writer/Native No. 1/Chorus Boy/Winston/Grand Lama"), Donna Liggitt (as "Forbes Melina/Starlet/Native No. 2/Not-So-Grand Lama"), Randee Heller
(as "Helena/Writer/Native No. 4/Not-So-Grand Lama/Gypsy"), Jack Landron
(as "Marco/Genesis/Writer/Native No. 5/Chorus Boy/Not-So-Grand Lama"), Phil Leeds
(as "Harrison Fairchild III/Town Drunk/Dr. Krauss/Chief/Chorus Boy/Not-So-Grand Lama/Uncle Larry") [final Broadway
role], Mary Bracken Phillips (as "Muffy Weathersford"), Samuel D. Ratcliffe (as "Harrison Fairchild IV"), Liz Sheridan
(as "Patience Fairchild/Mama/Writer/Native No. 3/Star/Not-So-Grand Lama"). Produced by Peter Grad. Associate Producer: Ed Lewis.
(1973). Stage (Los Angeles): Two Gentlemen of Verona. Musical comedy.
(1974). Stage: Appeared on stage with José Ferrer
in the Neil Simon
comedy "The Sunshine Boys" in San Francisco, CA.
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